The third edition of the Khelo India Games is all set to begin on the 10th January 2020 in Guwahati. The programme was initiated to revive the sports culture in India at the grass-root level by building a strong framework for all sports played in our country. The main was to establish India as a great sporting nation.
What the sports minister has to say about Khelo India
Apart from sticking by his words of going forward with the competition despite the tense situation in the state, Kiren Rijiju has also promised to make Khelo India games a widespread success.
Here’s what he has to say about the Games:
Let's support the biggest sporting talent hunt in India @kheloindia launched by PM @narendramodi ji. This year the sporting extravaganza is scheduled in Guwahati, Assam from January 10. Catch me on Jan 4 and all the live action on @StarSportsIndia as young athletes gun for gold. pic.twitter.com/CLYYQV4gcF
— Kiren Rijiju (@KirenRijiju) January 3, 2020
The Khelo India games are divided into verticals that accomplish the main objective of promoting sports at a grassroot level. Some of these verticals are:
- Supporting national/regional/state level sports academies
- Physical fitness for school children
- Promotion of sports among people with disabilities
- Promotion of sports among women
- Sports for peace and development
- Promoting rural and tribal games
- Utilizing and upgrading sports infrastructure
- Annual sports competition
The program was developed and promoted widely to ensure a better future for the nation.
Assamese masks have been the centre of attraction in the open theatres (Bhaona) organised specially during the ‘Raas’ festival. The Mukhas depict the characters of Mahabharata, Ramayana and other scriptures.#KheloIndia #KIYG2020 #KheloIndia2020 #DilSeNorthEast #ChaloGuwahati pic.twitter.com/HtkmgXcKZR
— Khelo India (@kheloindia) January 3, 2020
Khelo India 2020 Schedule
The Khelo India 2020 will kick-off with three events on January 9, Day ‘0’ of the Games. This includes Gymnastics, Kabaddi, Volleyball. The ninety-minute opening ceremony will happen on Day 1 on January 10.
This will include 1 hour of cultural programs. A gathering of over 25,000 is expected for the ceremony. Sports to be played on this day include Judo and Table Tennis. Major events like Badminton, Basketball, Boxing, Swimming and Tennis will be held towards the end.
Here’s the complete Khelo India 2020 Schedule:
The schedule for the Khelo India Youth Games 2020 is out. Save the dates of your favourite games on your calendar!#KheloIndia #KIYG2020@KirenRijiju @sarbanandsonwal @RijijuOffice @PMOIndia @CMOfficeAssam @IndiaSports @PIB_India @DGSAI @mygovassam @YASMinistry @ddsportschannel pic.twitter.com/j3rlaK63vQ
— Khelo India (@kheloindia) December 25, 2019